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News Razer reveals the Deathstalker Ultimate

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 16 Aug 2012.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    At that price I would expect proper keys rather than chicklet things!
     
  3. Guest-23315

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    If it had proper mechanicals, and ended up around £200 including taxes, I could see it selling quite well actually.
     
  4. bigc90210

    bigc90210 Teh C

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    Is the LCD multi touch? it may be useful for navigating windows 8 on a desktop if it is....?
     
  5. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    For some reason some folks actually like typing on laptop scissor switches. I would rather eat my own toes personally.
     
  6. Griffter

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    nope. multi touch would put this thing at 400 im sure :-/
     
  7. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Yes - it says so in t'article, y'know. :p
    Actually, it is multi-touch with full gesture support - see above. :p :p
     
  8. Griffter

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    i do apologise for my ******** bigC... thanks Gareth
     
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    it may be useful for navigating windows 8 on a desktop if it is....?
     
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    My G19 is clearly for the scrapheap :(
     
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    I still think the keyboard on my old hp laptop is the best keyboard I have ever used. Having said that, I have never tried a mechanical one yet, so I'm not sure how it compares :)
     
  12. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Of course it's personal preference, but my giant sausage fingers like to press something down tangibly when I type, I type at about 15wpm on a laptop keyboard :p
     
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    I type about 15wpm on any keyboard :D
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  14. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    CLACK CLACK CLACK CLACK CLACK
     
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    For some reason some folks hate square key cap. Is a chiclet style key, try before making silly comment.
     
  16. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    I hate complaining about innovation but I'm not entirely sold on the "Switchblade" idea.

    For the macro keys with little displays, it's the same problem I have with backlighting: you have to look away from the monitor to use it, which is never ideal particularly when gaming. If you're really into gaming (as I hope you would be if you're spending this much on a gaming keyboard) you likely can touch type and will be capable of memorizing what each of your macro keys do without a little picture to remind you each time. Additionally, the placement is akward at best. It's incredibly far over for left handed use and right handed use has the obvious downside of having to stop using your mouse. Surely you would want to bind all of the standard letter and number keys before going over the numpad area.

    The touch screen is even more awkward. Good luck with left handed use, that thing screams right hand which means every time you think of using it you have to consider if it's worth letting go of your mouse for. Media control? Mumble/TS control? System information display? Since you have to pause whatever you're doing and move your mouse hand over it's not exactly much better than simply tabbing to the program in question and controlling it with your mouse. Or, for information display, simply buying a cheap second monitor considering the cost of this keyboard.

    The one application where I can see this keyboard really coming into its own is keyboard only games, which are fairly rare. Some games like MMOs can be fairly effectively controlled with just a keyboard and having two hands on the board means easy access to every single key, including the ones on the right which a board like this emphasizes.
     
  17. Crossing

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    Don't they name all their keyboards after spiders? Well, this one is named after a scorpion. Missed it by that much.

    Seriously though, looks cool, but way too gimmicky and expensive. Release the touchscreen as an add on for $70 and call it a day.
     
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    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    I look forward to reading some reviews but a mechanical option would be welcomed.
     
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    Finally a KB that can replace my Logitechs.

    Ordering two of these.

    S*D
     
  20. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    I really like chiclet switches so I like this board :)
     

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